NGO Jobs Income Generating Officer in Kenya 2014

NGO Jobs in Kenya
Income Generating Officer – Kenya Country Office
Team / Programme: Programmes
Location: Dadaab
Grade: TBC (Competitive Package)
Post Type: National

Child Safeguarding: Level 3 – the responsibilities of the post may require the post holder to have regular contact with or access to children or young people

Role Purpose: This position is responsible for coordinating, managing and implementing of Income Generating Activities (IGA) Program. She/he will coordinate staff and volunteers in implementing IGA Program in Dadaab. You’ll play a crucial role in – researching, targeting and delivering new income streams for the various household and groups that we work with.
Reports to: Child Protection Manager

Dimensions: Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners.

Current programming focuses on child protection, child rights governance, education, health, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, nutrition and WASH. Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab Refugee Camp, Garissa, Mandera, Meru and Wajir – with plans to expand into Bungoma and Turkana in 2014.

We work through partners in many other parts of the country. Currently, we have a staff complement of approximately 240 staff and an operating budget of approximately US$21 million this year.Staff directly reporting to this post: Child Protection Officers

Key Areas of Accountability:
To supervise, follow up and monitor activities in the IGA groups
Conduct training of IGA groups in business skills, livelihoods and financial literacy/management
Link IGA groups to the local and regional market
Keep/manage records of revolving funds among IGA groups
Organize and conduct training workshops for groups
Network with other IGA projects locally and nationally to identify effective approaches
Gain knowledge of local resources and their potential market
Conduct value chain analysis
Work in partnership with Project team to effectively plan, monitor and implement income generation activi-ties and identify prospective groups for IGA
Conduct regular meetings with IGA groups and beneficiaries
Document case studies and sharing lessons learnt, challenges and best practices
Support in resource mobilization
Identify gaps and provide recommendations to enhance improvement of livelihoods among IGA groups
Work closely with the child protection officer, BID officer and outreach officer to identify vulnerable groups for IGA support.
Participate in the project management team that meets on a regular basis
Prepare and submit timely semi-annual, monthly and weekly reports.

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)
Accountability:
Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
Ambition:
Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves (and their team), takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages others to do the same
Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
Future orientated, thinks strategically
Collaboration:
Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners and supporters
Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
Creativity:
Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
Willing to take disciplined risks
Integrity:
Honest, encourages openness and transparency

Qualifications and Experience
Minimum of first degree in business studies, marketing or entrepreneurship
At least 3 years’ experience working on income-generating activities or livelihoods programmes at officer level
Experience working in an NGO
Ability to conduct training in entrepreneurship or related field
Ability to plan and organize own work and produce results within stipulated time limits.
Ability to establish priorities and undertake assigned tasks with minimum supervision
Knowledge of project cycle management, including development of monitoring mechanisms and indicators and experience of evaluation.
Knowledge of SPHERE standards, humanitarian charter, children’s rights and NGO code of conduct.
Good skill in operating Microsoft office, especially Excel, word programmes and e-mail.
Cultural sensitivity and ability to work regardless of religious, ethnic and cultural differences.
Ability to work in team work

How to Apply
The application process is now open and will close on 16th December 2013 at 5.00 p.m.

To apply for this position, please send a short cover letter and CV to Kenya.jobapplications@savethechildren.org indicating the position title on the subject line.

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